« Last post by Wheatstraw on October 25, 2016, 11:39:27 PM »
Westwood was in classic fall shape yesterday. Lots of leaves and sticks down. The levee trail was pretty overgrown and hard to follow for that ~400 yards. In mile 8-9 the brush was poking onto the trail a lot. But nothing wet, nothing damaged, and generally a fantastic afternoon in the woods. Get out there!
From experience, I would say that even if the link is specified to be reusable, there is a practical number of time that it can be used. After 3 or 4 uses, the chances of it failing under load go up greatly.
« Last post by Dave G. on October 25, 2016, 05:43:08 PM »
« Last post by gmcttr on October 25, 2016, 05:13:10 PM »
I use KMC 10 speed links which are still intended for re-use.
« Last post by gmcttr on October 25, 2016, 05:11:08 PM »
As long as we are proposing fun stuff...bear spray! I suggest accidentally miss the dog and hit the owner (another, 'probably not a good idea').
« Last post by Dave G. on October 25, 2016, 04:15:48 PM »
Moving out a couple of frames to new caretakers.
2012 Rocky Mountain Altitude 970 (29er) full suspension, in Large. Handles 120mm fork, and rear travel set to 115mm. Tapered headtube and 73mm threaded bottom bracket. 135mm QR rear dropouts. Takes 30.9mm seat post. I purchased this two years ago and rode it on and off for two years. Pivots are still very tight. Minimal scratching and no big dings. Shock is a Fox Float RP23 and was recently serviced by PUSH Industries with new seals, oil, and plunger body, tuned to a 180lb total rider. It is very plush for 115mm and it never bottomed out hard, even when on short steep descents with punchy uphill. Frame comes with rebuilt shock, headset, and seatpost collar. $600 or a reasonable offer for local sale.
2007 or 2008 Jamis Exile 29er SS Reynolds 653 steel frame with rigid fork, corrected to 100mm travel. Charcoal gray in color, horizontal rear track dropout for SS, and comes with a custom made alloy derailleur hanger for geared use. It looks good for it's age, and has worn well. Takes 27.2mm seat post. Straight 1 1/8" steerer and 73mm threaded BB shell. Includes frame, rigid fork, red Salsa seatpost collar, and red FSA headset. $225 or reasonable offer.
Carver Trans-fat inverted fat bike fork, tapered steerer nearly 8" long. 135mm spacing with 15mm QR axle. Fork will handle up to a 4.25" wide tire. Stanchions are 34mm diameter and very stiff. Approx 100mm travel. I've ridden it sparingly this past spring and summer. I like the squish in the front of a fat bike, but need to make room for new toys. Paid $450, will let go for $350.
27.5 mid-fat wheelset: 50mm Sun-Ringle Mulefut tubeless rims with Hope Pro II Fatsno hubs, 135/170 spacing. Wheelset is relatively new, with about 50 miles on them. I have a set of 27.5 x 3.5 Fat B Nimbles on them, and they make a great summer wheelset, or a year round mid-fat set. Both hubs are convertible, the front hub has both QR and 15mm end caps, but rear hub currently only has the 170mm QR end caps. True and straight! $650
Surly Knard 26 x 3.8 27TPI wire bead tires. Not much wear, no holes, no tubeless residue. $75 for the pair.
Panaracer Fat B Nimble tires, 26 x 4.0 120TPI folding bead. The run closer to a 3.5, but they also don't autosteer like bigger sized tires. They've been ridden in one race. No issues, no holes, no tubeless residue. $50 for the pair.
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« Last post by tmac on October 25, 2016, 03:48:03 PM »
After having a similar problem myself, I carry around tools to aid in opening the quick links. They aren't single use, you just can't remove them by hand. PITA for sure.
« Last post by Randy Witte on October 25, 2016, 02:32:37 PM »
Hell...guess I should pay attention to the forum a little bit! Sorry jackhammer, pics coming. It is an 18.5, or 17.5 actual. I don't know why they do it that way.
« Last post by Fett on October 25, 2016, 01:44:51 PM »
Carry a leash with you and escort the dog to the park office and advise the owner they can pick the dog up there and pay the fine.
If they protest, advise that, without a leash, how do we know they are the owner?
(In reality, probably not a good idea, but fun to propose)
« Last post by ryannah on October 25, 2016, 11:52:27 AM »
I've also tried them and I was unable to reuse. After a bit of research, the consensus online was that the ones for 10 speeds + are single use only.